- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Animal Science & Agricultural Communications, Utah State University
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Range Science, New Mexico State University
- Ph.D. Range Science, North Dakota State University
Dr. Treadwell’s primary responsibility is to provide leadership and coordination of extension educational programs by transferring new technology and the latest scientific advances in rangeland ecology and management to landowners, Extension agents, clientele, specialists, youth, and other interested parties throughout District 7 and parts of District 2, 3, and 6. Her primary research objective is to disentangle the mechanisms that drive ecosystem structure and function in order to address important natural resource management issues. The current research interests involve integrated approaches for brush management, prescribed burning, livestock grazing management, population plant ecology, and youth natural resources education
Research Interests and Specializations
Integrated brush management, prescribed fire, grazing management, population ecology, rangeland vegetation monitoring
Treadwell, M. and T. Steffens. 2019. Stocking Rate. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Publication ERM-048.
Baldwin, C., P. Bauman, M. Treadwell, C. Bielski, and J. Weir. 2019. Fire and Grasslands. Kansas State University Cooperative Extension Service Publication MF3459.
Brooke, C.T and M. Treadwell. 2019. Managing Texas Juniper with Prescribed Burning. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Publication ERM-046.
Weir, J.R., U.P. Kreuter, D.A. Stroman, C.A. Taylor, M.L. Russell, C. Wonkka, and D. Twidwell. 2019. Liability and Prescribed Fire: Perception and Reality. Rangeland Ecology and Management 3: 533-538.
Treadwell, M.L. 2019. Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) response to summer prescribed burning. Texas J. Sci. 71: Article 11. https://doi.org/10.32011/txjsci_71_1_Article11.
Russell, M.L., C.A. Taylor, C.B Scott, and E.R. Frierson. 2019. Utilizing Patch Burning to Enhance Vegetation Management in the Southern Great Plains. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources #384.
Tolleson, D., J. Angerer, E. Rhodes, R. Redden, L. Malambo, S. Popescu, and M.L. Treadwell. 2019. Old school and high tech: A Comparison of methods to quantify Ashe juniper biomass as fuel or forage. Rangelands 41:159-168.
Weir, J.R., M.L. Russell, D. Cram, C.E. Baldwin, P. Bauman, and J.D. Scasta. 2018. Wildfire: Preparing the Ranch and Farm. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication E-1048.
Russell, M.L., R.Q. Landers, Jr., and A. Watkins. 2018. Native Plants for Edwards Plateau Landscapes. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Publication ERM-044.
Russell, M.L., D. Doan-Crider, and T. Steffens. 2018. Burn Severity Maps for the 2017 Panhandle Fires. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Publication. ERM-043
Steffens, T., M.L. Russell, and K. Radicke. 2018. Safeguarding Against Wildfire. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Publication. ERM-042.
Steffens, T., M.L. Russell, and K. Radicke. 2018. Wildfire Behavior and Emergency Response. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Publication. ERM-041.
Russell, M.L., L.T. Vermeire, A.C. Ganguli, and J.R. Hendrickson. 2018. Fire Return Interval and Season of Fire Alter Bud Banks. Rangeland Ecology and Management https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2018.12.003
Vermeire, L.T. and M.L. Russell. 2018. Seasonal timing of fire alters biomass and species composition of northern mixed prairie. Rangeland Ecology and Management 71:714-720.